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  • Asst. Dir. of Admissions, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (Nashville, TN)

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    ***Coordinate and supervise administrative detail and operations of admissions process to include applicant development, marketing communications, and data tracking.
    ***Compile and analyze admissions data and develop reports related to tracking applicant status or other aspects of the admissions process for review by the Admissions Committee and other administrators.
    ***Organize and implement admissions activities and application process in regards to interview day; maintain confidential electronic application folders.
    ***Assist in the development of admissions programs such as mass mailings, orientation, campus visits, and student recruitment; develop standard correspondence and other printed materials for the admissions process.
    ***Counsel applicants regarding potential for admission to medical school; instruct applicants and pre-medical advisors as to the admissions process; educate applicants regarding financial aid options and eligibility.
    ***Plan and coordinate annual recruitment schedule; attend recruitment events at other colleges and universities; present workshops on the application process; plan and execute annual admissions related special events.
    ***Recruits, selects, trains, and supervises the Medical Student Ambassador program.
    ***The collaborative nature of Vanderbilt will allow the candidate the ability to work with various constituents across campus.
    ***Perform other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    ***A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education is necessary.
    ***A Master’s degree is strongly preferred.
    ***At least 3-5 years of progressively responsible admissions office experience is necessary.
    ***As a salaried (exempt) position, ability to work weekends and nights is necessary, especially in key times of the recruitment cycle.
    ***Strong interpersonal and communication skills are necessary.
    ***The ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community is necessary.
    ***Effective verbal and writing skills are necessary.
    ***Strong public speaking skills, with comfort in front of audiences of 150+, are necessary.
    ***Ability to travel independently up to 6+ weeks annually is necessary.
    ***Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures is necessary.
    ***Ability to analyze and solve problems is necessary.
    ***Conflict resolution and/or mediation skills are necessary.
    ***Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information is necessary.
    ***Skill in the use of the admissions software, word processing, spreadsheet, and/or presentation software is preferred.
    ***Organizing and coordinating skills are preferred.